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Packs of motorcycles swarming St. Louis area highways

Drivers have reported huge packs of motorcycles swarming the highways around St. Louis, with the bikers pulling stunts, making hand gestures and forcing cars off the roadway.

There has been no official word yet from the state highway patrol or other public safety officials.

The reports started coming in around 2 p.m. from various spots on I-270 and I-70, most recently in the north St. Louis county area. Some claimed to see as many as 800 to 1,000 motorcycles in a pack.

There has been at least one major accident, which resulted in serious injuries and forced the closure of I-270 near New Halls Ferry Road. The injured were flown to an area hospital, according to the state highway patrol. No further details are known at this time.

Brian Johnson of St. Louis said he was heading on I-170 north to Lambert International Airport with his wife when he saw the pack of motorcycles on the other side of the highway.

"There was a good half mile stretch where it was 20 bikes wide the whole highway," he said. "It was hundreds after hundreds after hundreds of bikes."

Johnson said the bikers were not your typical Harley Davidson types; most were wearing racing suits and riding speed bikes like you would see in stunt shows.

He said the first group of bikers were pumping their fists; the second group created a ringlike formation and had bikers riding down the middle doing wheelies.

Johnson said cars were forced over to the shoulder of the road and trying to get off. There were also traffic tie-ups on his side of the highway as drivers slowed to gawk at the spectacle.

"When they were out around the other cars it was dangerous," he said. "When they took over the entire highway it was like being in a motorcycle show."

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_2b10b7d4-e16f-11e0-bd73-0019bb30f31a.html
 

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"Packs of motorcycles" - LOL

I would say "Packs of motorcyclists" - that is unless these are wild motorcycles with a mind of their own....
 

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qwen3579 said:
"Packs of motorcycles" - LOL

I would say "Packs of motorcyclists" - that is unless these are wild motorcycles with a mind of their own....

LOL

probably a group doing filming or alot of pissed off cyclist tired of getting run off the road by people on there cell phones like the ones call in reporting it :D
 

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I see that this stupid stunt is going to get some people killed. Some motorist is going to panic and run over a couple of these idiots. Might even be a domino effect and a bunch of bikers go down. Oh well no great loss. If your that stupid to participate in this you deserve to end up in a pine box. You think that with all the dangers out there that we have to put up with every time we go out on a ride, that bikers would know better. Pretty sad.
 

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I've noticed groups of sport bikes here in the Seattle Area doing similar things just within the last 2 weeks. NOT 1500 more like 15 but they were all riding like nuts. They pulled up behind and beside me deciding that I just wasn't going fast enough, so when the light turned green they all took off like idiots. I think in this case it's the 20 something Sailor syndrome. Maybe the Navy should keep them out at sea more???? LOL
 

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StrykenShane said:
I really hate to see or hear about crap like this, the last thing we need is aggression for cars
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What these jackholes don't appreciate is that if the cars want to, they "will" win any confrontation. When riding something a fragile as a motorcycle, respect for everything larger than you is prudent if not mandatory.
I'm off my soapbox now . . . .
 
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